How can we remain silent while Christians are being persecuted? A new evil is sweeping the Middle East and the Foreign Office is failing to confront it.Such are the headlines of the Daily Telegraph indicating that a new anti-Christian fever is sweeping the Arab World. An extract of the report follows:
"Father Immanuel Dabaghian, one of Baghdad’s last surviving priests, is expecting a quiet Christmas. To join him in the Church of the Virgin Mary means two hours of security checks and a body search at the door, and even then there’s no guarantee of survival. Islamist gunmen massacred 58 people in a nearby church last year, and fresh graffiti warns remaining worshippers that they could be next.
The Americans have gone now, and Iraq’s Christian communities – some of the world’s oldest – are undergoing an exodus on a biblical scale. Of the country’s 1.4 million Christians, about two thirds have now fled."
We ask a similar question and say: What are the authorities doing about what is happening right now in Britain? What are the mass media including the BBC doing? The systematic attacks against Christianity in Britain have been denounced and this includes statements made by prominent BBC staff that say that such attacks are very much part of a system that no longer promotes British values.